Balaji Rajagopalan

Professor named 2018 fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Aug. 13, 2018

Balaji Rajagopalan, professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, has been elected to the 2018 class of American Geophysical Union fellows . According to the AGU, fellows are recognized for their scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences. Only 0.1% of AGU membership are...

A firefighter works at the scene of a forest fire.

Study looks at how wildfires contaminate drinking water sources

June 21, 2018

The research, led by Associate Professor Fernando Rosario-Ortiz, outlines a multitude of challenges posed by wildfires, including short- and long-term effects on the availability and quality of drinking water sources used by major metropolitan areas such as Denver, Colorado. The report also outlines potential remediation solutions to help utilities plan for worst-case scenarios.

Amy Javernick-Will (left) receives her award from two ASCE leaders.

Professor recognized by ASCE Construction Institute

April 30, 2018

Construction engineering researcher Amy Javernick-Will has received the Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Construction Institute. Javernick-Will, the Nicholas R. and Nancy D. Petry Professor in Construction, was honored for “outstanding scholarship in the areas of disaster recovery and enhancing the...

Men clear away wreckage following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, which struck California on April 18. (Credit: Arnold Genthe/Library of Congress)

California's next major earthquake could cause $100 billion in losses, strand 20,000 in elevators

April 18, 2018

What will happen when the next big earthquake hits northern California? A team of researchers including CU Boulder Professor Keith Porter explored that question at an event marking the anniversary of the 1906 temblor that leveled much of San Francisco.

Kimmy Pugel presents at a U.N. meeting in January.

Student explores science-policy interface with U.N. role

March 28, 2018

Graduate student Kimmy Pugel is headed to the United Nations in June to help the General Assembly with their review of five of the group’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a part of the U.N. Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY), Pugel serves as the Technology Focal Point for...

Photo showing snow on the Flatirons in March.

Rain or snow at 32 degrees? It's complicated, new study shows

March 20, 2018

Assistant Professor Ben Livneh co-authors study on how location and humidity can affect precipitation, illustrating wide variability in how and why different areas receive snow or rain at near-freezing temperatures.

Casie Venable

Graduate student named to ASCE's New Faces of Engineering

Feb. 22, 2018

Casie Venable, EIT, a research assistant and graduate student in civil engineering, has been named one of 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering, Professional Edition by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for 2018. This program recognizes young civil engineers for their achievements and contributions to society. Venable will...

The team with professor Kyri Baker (center).

Interdisciplinary team headed to finals in NASA Mars competition

Jan. 23, 2018

Team advisor Kyri Baker, assistant professor in civil, environmental and architectural engineering, says NASA is "trying to harness new creativity" with BIG Idea Challenge college competition.

Behind-the-scenes photo of the podcast recording with van Den Heever and Holdren.

PODCAST: CEAE student interviews John Holdren during CU Boulder visit

Dec. 14, 2017

Civil engineering master's student Nikki van Den Heever chatted with the former White House advisor about the past, present and future of science and technology policy.

Matthew Hallowell hiking in New Zealand with his wife, Robyn, and son Rowan.

President’s Teaching Scholar brings innovation to study of construction safety

Dec. 8, 2017

Matt Hallowell chose a position with the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering “because of the collegiality and reputation of the program, the quality of the students and the work-life balance that can be attained in Boulder.”

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